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lickspittle

Definition of the noun lickspittle

What does lickspittle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lickspittles

  1. A fawning toady; a base sycophant.
  2. [context: by extension] The practice of giving empty flattery for personal gain.

Definition of the verb lickspittle

What does lickspittle mean as a doing word?

verb

  1. See transitive.

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

breastwork, *bulwark, bastion paraphernalia apparatus, *equipment, machinery, outfit, tackle, gear, matériel paraphrase n metaphrase, version, * translation parasite, sycophant, favorite, toady, lickspittle, bootlicker, hanger-on, leech, sponge, ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

lickspittle n. a person who behaves with excessive obedience to those in power. licorice n. US = liquorice. lid n. 1 a removable or hinged cover for the top of a container.

Google previewA Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address (2008)

by Leslie Dunkling

' Lickspittle A ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785)

Lickspittle, a parasite, or talebearer. . Lift, to give one a lift, to assist ; a good hand at a dead lift, a good hand upon an emergency ; a lift, see shoplifter, &c. Lifter, a crutch. Lig, a bed. See lib. Light bob, a soldier of the light infantry company, ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (101-)

by Samuel Fallows

KEY: Sycophant SYN: Parasite, flatterer, toady, lickspittle, hangeron, flatterer, [See CHEAT]. KEY: Symbol, [See PARASITE ] KEY: Symmetrical SYN: Regular,

Google previewDictionary of Old-fashioned Words (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

lickspittle [noun] somebody who makes efforts ...

Google preview1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (2008)

by Francis Grose

LICKSPITTLE. A parasite, or talebearer. LIFT. To give one a lift; to assist. A good hand at a dead lift; a good hand upon an emergency. To lift one's hand to one's head; to drink to excess,ortodrink drams. Toliftor raiseone'selbow; the same. LIFT.

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. By Francis Grose (1796)

LICKsPITTLE. Aparasite, or talebearer. LIrT. To give one a lift ; to assist. A good band at a dead lift; a good hand upon an emergency. To l.ft one's hand to one's head; to drink to excess, or to drink drams. To lift or raise one's elbow ; the same.

Google previewBARTLETT'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICANISMS (1859)

by JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT

One who cringes to and flatters a superior for the purpose of obtaining favors ; a lickspittle, a toady. Bootee. A kind of short or half boot. — Worcester. Born in the Woods. To say that one was not born in the woods to be scared by an owl, means ...

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Lickspittle Meaning

Video shows what lickspittle means. A fawning toady; a base sycophant.. The practice of giving empty flattery for personal gain.. lickspittle synonyms: brown ...

Scrabble value of L1I1C3K5S1P3I1T1T1L1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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